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Quantum Supremacy paper coauthored by Korotkov

The Google AI Quantum team published a landmark paper on Quantum Supremacy (see the paper and blog ). For the first time, it was demonstrated that a programmable quantum processor can compute a well-defined mathematical problem which is impossible for the best current supercomputers. This opens a new page in Quantum Computing and promises applications...

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mihri Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to be elevated to the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions...

Prof. Mohsenian-Rad Named IEEE Fellow

Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of IEEE...

Balandin and Ren named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company (formerly part of Thomson Reuters). Highly Cited Researchers are among those who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited...

Oymak and collaborators received NSF grant on Cyber-Physical Systems

Prof. Samet Oymak and his collaborators Necmiye Ozay, Dimitra Panagou (University of Michigan) and Sze Zheng Yong (Arizona State University) are awarded $1.2M NSF grant to improve Cyber-Physical System safety. These systems are networks of interacting elements such as constellation of satellites and fleet of self-driving cars. This project will develop supervisors that leverage preview...

Tseng and his student received best paper honorable mention award in MICRO 2019

Hung-Wei Tseng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, and his PhD Student Yu-Ching Hu received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award in the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture. In their paper entitled “Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage”, they designed an intelligent storage device that dynamically adjusts the dataset resolution, thereby...

Yu and Keogh received $1M DOE grant to develop machine learning algorithms for power grids

Nanpeng Yu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Eamonn Keogh, a professor of computer science, have received a $1 million grant from Department of Energy (DOE) to develop machine learning algorithms to extract more value from the vast amounts of sensor data gathered to monitor the health of the...

Ozkan is selected to attend the UC President Napalitano’s Women Initiative

Prof Mihri Ozkan of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department is selected to attend the UC President Napalitano’s women initiative for professional development (UC WI). The UC WI is a unique system-wide professional development program for women that brings together participants from every UC location. Participants represent faculty, academic personnel and staff. The program is...

Understanding Subtle Non-Social Facial Expressivity to Boost Learning and Computer Interaction

A new NSF award from the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems brings together an interdisciplinary team of investigators from UC Riverside, Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu (PI) from Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor Aaron Seitz (Co-PI) from Psychology to address key challenges associated with spontaneous microexpression recognition in non-social scenarios. It develops a transformative...

Karydis receives an NSF Award on Extracting Dynamics from Limited Data for Modeling and Control of Unmanned Autonomous Systems

This project investigates the mechanisms that uncertainties in robot-environment interactions affect (small) robot behavior. Small robot motion is more stochastic since errors at the actuators and uncertain interactions with the environment amplify errors in pose. The goal is to introduce a platform-agnostic, data-driven modeling framework to quantify uncertainty and subsequently exploit it via control for...

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million NSF grant to discover new van der Waals materials

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization of a unique new class of materials, referred to as one-dimensional van der Waals bonded solids....

Yu Group Wins Best Conference Paper at IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

A paper by Wei Wang (Ph.D. candidate) and Professor Nanpeng Yu was selected as one of the Best Conference Papers at the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) held in Atlanta, Georgia. IEEE PESGM is the flagship conference for the IEEE Power and Energy Society. The paper entitled “A Machine Learning Framework...

Professor Ren Receives an NSF Research Grant on Edge Data Centers

Many emerging latency-critical online services such as augmented reality and assisted driving are hosted in distributed edge data centers. Professor Shaolei Ren (PI) received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing novel artificial intelligence techniques to increase the quality of service for these services without data center expansion. The key...

1.2 Million NSF award for Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks

New 1.2 Million NSF grant “III: Medium: Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks” was awarded to a team of 3 CSE Professors: Vagelis Christidis (PI), Vassilis Tsotras, and Vagelis Papalexakis and 2 ECE Professors: Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Konstantinos Karydis. The goal of this project is to create the knowledge to facilitate effective and efficient...

ECE faculty Shane Cybart hosts the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference in Riverside.

Professor Shane Cybart is the Program Chair for the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, ISEC 2019 that will be held July 28 – August 1, 2019 at the Riverside, California Convention Center. ISEC, first held in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan, is the leading biennial meeting focusing on superconductive electronics. Professor Cybart created a technical program...

Prof. Ming Liu’s group develops a new optical microscopy with nanometer resolution

A research team led by Prof. Ming Liu from ECE and Prof. Ruoxue Yan from Chemical and Environmental Engineering has developed a new optical technique to improve the efficiency of near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) probes by orders of magnitude, and used this technique to achieve 1-nanometer spatial resolution in optical imaging. The paper, titled...

Balandin receives Brillouin Medal for graphene phonon research

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society. The award was presented at the Phononics 2019: 5th International Conference on Phononic Metamaterials, Phonon Transport, and Topological Phononics in Tucson, Arizona, on June 6. The Brillouin Medal award recognizes Balandin’s “discovery...

Dr. Bhanu receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award, the first for BCOE

From its inception (1952) well over half a century ago, the Faculty Research Lecturer Award has been the highest honor that the University of California at Riverside (UCR) Academic Senate bestows. Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering is the first member of the faculty of the Bourns College...

Prof. Wong's GPU computing course highlighted by Nvidia

Nvidia highlighted our undergraduate GPU Computing and Programming course (CS/EE147), developed by Prof. Daniel Wong. The blog post highlighted how NVIDIA Teaching Kits offered by the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute are used and integrated into the university curriculum. This course teaches the basics of GPU computing, such as parallel execution models, parallel algorithms and performance...

New $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter

Amit Roy-Chowdhury, Konstantinos Karydis, and Salman Asif, electrical and computer engineering professors, along with Fabio Pasqualetti, a mechanical engineering professor, receive a $1.2M grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Science of Artificial Intelligence Program. Using recent advances in computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, robotics, and controls, researchers will explore AI’s capability of both...